t is no longer good enough to simply train engineers to
be technically proficient at what they do. To stay relevant
to students and to industry, colleges of engineering have
to do so much more than transfer academic knowledge.
Students today need to learn about sustainability,
entrepreneurialism, communication, teamwork and leadership.
In order to better provide today’s students with what they
little or no expectation of engagement
in research. This put Cornell at a great
disadvantage when it came to recruiting
and hiring people with years of professional
experience in their fields and a wish to teach.
Imagine, for example, a person who had worked
in the petroleum industry for more than thirty years,